Sunday, 8 April 2012

A pin cushion or two

Jane showed her little pin cushions here
I am a big girl with big hands
 I  made my smaller one first with a very big yellow button and found it useful when hand sewing but what I really needed was a pin cushion for my long arm and big pins.
I had been watching Calender Girls ( I love that film) while doing a pile of ironing and I thought a sunflower pin cushion would be good. I made up the pattern using a plastic lid from a Pringle tube and I have sewen it inside to ensure the pins don't come through to the back of  my hand. I used Batik fabric from stash, I used the walking foot to stitch cross hatching over the central brown bit to suggest seeds and made up the petal shape. I stuffed the center with chinchilla sand and used some wide flat elastic which goes round the widest part of my hand leaving my hand free for pinning on.
I got half way through and thought I was spending a rediculous amount of time doing this but now I am glad I have completed it because I really like it.
Thank you Jane for the inspiration.


Sew Create It - Jane said...

LOVE it! What a great idea and such creativity to make it larger and prettier!

Quilter Kathy said...

Very cool! I love that movie too!

Lynda said...

How clever are you! That's fabulous!